Bella Magnusson, Yoga Teacher, Behavioural scientist & Consultant
Bella Magnusson has collaborated with Eleonora from 2008 and since then they have been running yearly yoga teacher training programmes in Sweden. Bella is the founder of Villavi Yoga Studio which opened in 2006; a successful community base for yoga, meditation, body work and life coaching in Stockholm, Sweden. Bella has developed an accredited body-work practice called Mind-to-Body that focus on maximising energetic capacity and improving behavioural habits i.e. “using the capacity of the mind to generate full power and energy in the body and vice versa”. In addition to her work in yoga and Mind-to-Body, Bella is a devout athlete and has completed several iron-mans world wide, her latest accomplishment was participating in and finishing the SWISSMAN xtreme triathlon in 2018, one of the most extreme and challenging triathlons in the world. Bella combines her discipline in training, running a business and being a mother of five with her deep knowledge of yoga and coaching. Today she mainly applies her work through working as a consultant for CEO’s and business leaders from some of the largest corporate organisations in Sweden and the world.
Franzi BOehm, Yoga Teacher and Psychologist E-RYT 200, MBPSs/BACP
Franzi co-teaches yoga trainings with Eleonora in both London and Lisbon. After dipping in and out of the yoga practice Franziska yoga journey took off in 2009 when she committed to a regular daily practice which lead her to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training.
In her role as a yoga teacher she mainly teaches hatha, restorative, pre-natal, yoga-nidra and mindfulness in different studios across London as well as on a 200 hour YA certified training with course director Eleonora Ramsby-Herrera. Before the beginning of her yoga journey she worked as a corporate project manager in media whilst completing her degrees in psychology. Franziska hold a BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Occupational Psychology as well as further BPS diplomas in psychometric, personality testing and working with vulnerable adults. She is currently completing her final MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally she has trained in yoga nidra for Uma Dinsmore Tuli and restorative yoga for Judith Hanson Lasater.
As a psychologist Franzi is working with individual clients and groups privately as well as in a clinical agency for alcohol and substance misuse and a council outreach centre with severely disadvantaged and marginalised clients. Franzi combines her clinical therapy practice and yoga by joining the two when applicable in a holistic format of body psychotherapy. She works under the ethical framework and adheres to the professional conduct of the BPS ‘British Psychological Society’ and BACP ‘British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (Professional liability insurance policy number for Psychology and CBT: Towergate BOFX31AM01).
Wiktoria Jakobsson, Yoga Teacher & CERTIFIED healer
Wiktoria co-teaches a yearly yoga teacher training with Eleonora on the Swedish island Öland. Wiktoria first attended Eleonora and Bella´s teacher training in Sweden back in 2009 and from there Wiktoria started her life-endeavour in yoga. Today Wiktoria runs her own yoga studio Studio Wi which serves as a local hub for yoga and other holistic therapies. In addition to teaching yoga, she is also a certified healer and Mind-to-Body practitioner. She continues her studies in yoga and body work for many acclaimed teachers worldwide and her passion lies in sharing these teachings with the wider community.
Talitha Gamaroff, Yoga Teacher
Talitha is a yoga teacher based in London and co-teaches international yoga retreats with Eleonora. Originally from South Africa, Talitha moved to the UK on her own as a teenager to forge her path in the world. The next fifteen years brought training, career, creating through the expressive arts, building communities and an intense but beautiful awakening to her soul purpose, which is to hold space for those who would like to experience their own transformation and growth through the tools and principles of yoga and meditation. Through the teaching of yoga Talitha has found a lifelong path of study and commitment, while putting her learning into dedicated practice.
Within her teaching she incorporates her studies of modern psychology, psychotherapy, eastern philosophy and energy awareness, and aims to combine these insights and practices to address all manners of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional blockages. This is complemented by continued exploration in anatomy, dance and movement that brings creativity into the flow of her teaching of yoga asana. She ultimately hopes to help students find joyful presence, understanding and acceptance through guided movement and internal enquiry. Talitha is qualified in Hatha yoga 200 RYT trained by Eleonora Ramsby in London in 2016. Further training includes: 100 hour mentorship within a 6 month yoga teacher training in 2017; 100 hour development training in community building through yoga in 2018; 100 hours in yoga therapeutics and hands on adjustment with Ron Reid and Marla Joy in Toronto in 2018.
Slavomir Latko, sound healing therapist
Slavomir collaborates with Eleonora on all their sound journey workshops that are offered at triyoga, one of the most prominent yoga centre worldwide. Slavomir is a well-respected London-based holistic therapist that offers a unique and original form of integrative bodywork and sound therapy. He combines an ancient form of holistic massage art with the biocybernetic acupressure, sound therapy and other techniques during individual and weekly group sessions. Slavomir is a qualified practitioner, developing this unique approach over the last 10 years. His treatments focuses on the soulful nurturing of body and mind to restore inner harmony and awareness. You can read more about his work on his website here.
Laura Margarita Gomez, Yoga Teacher and TRAINING FACILITATOR ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Laura guest teaches on Eleonora’s teacher trainings in London where she offers a workshop on trauma informed yoga, use of language and the importance of inclusivity. Laura is a RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) with a vast working experience in supporting survivors of sexual violence. In addition, Laura has a Master's degree in Gender and Social Policy from The London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as practical experience of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) by actively participating in events, seminars and policy development consultations for decades. In line with her professional development, she has attended trauma informed care training on the articulations between body, trauma and memory and she is currently developing a sound knowledge of trauma in promoting the well-being of survivors. Additionally, Laura has had specialised training on specific areas including, child sexual exploitation, criminal justice system, suicide intervention skills, as well as on how to support survivors with NRPF (No recourse to public funds) and women affected by FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).
As an accredited training facilitator, Laura provides vocational training on sexual violence to challenge societal attitudes and work holistically with women and girls who have experience gender based violence from a person-centred and trauma focused approach. She values the importance of non-judgmental, non-directive trauma-informed support for people who have been affected by trauma. Laura’s purpose is to strive for equality by subverting cultural norms, social structures and value systems that have the effect of discriminating or undermining the wellbeing of others.
Nicky ELlis, Osteopath, Anatomy Lecturer and Choreographer
Nicky guest teaches anatomy on Eleonora’s teacher trainings in London. Nicky has taught at many of Britain’s leading dance institutions including The Royal Ballet School (White Lodge), Central School of Ballet and Elmhurst Ballet School. She led the Contemporary and Choreography courses at English National Ballet School between 2005 and 2009, with her students winning several international contemporary dance prizes under her tutelage, including The Prix de Lusanne & Beijing International Ballet Competition. The Dancing Times declared her a ‘superb teacher’.
In 2005 Nicky qualified as an osteopath at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating Nicky accepted the job of Anatomy Lecturer at the London Contemporary Dance School, a post she held for seven years, and she continued to be their in house osteopath for a decade. As well as running a busy osteopathy practice Nicky is also regularly in demand by international dance and theatre companies; she was lead therapist on both series of the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance and ITV’s Let’s Get Gold, and is Richard Alston Dance Company’s osteopath. In March 2016 Nicky had the honour of being invited to be part of a group of ‘Inspiring Women in Dance’ at Sadlers Wells theatre. Nicky is a highly experienced teacher that teaches anatomy in a functional and applicable way, her down to earth approach is combined with her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the living moving body. You can read more about Nicky’s work here.
Sudhir Daya, Physiotherapist, hypnotherapist and Transformational life coach, BSc (Hons) MSc PgCert
Sudhir guest teachers anatomy on Eleonora’s teacher trainings in London. Sudhir is the founder and director of Integrated Health, a. In the past 16 years, he has treated thousands of athletes, performing artists and office warriors, enabling them to get back to doing the activities that give meaning to their lives.
As implied by the name of his company, Sudhir believes in a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to health, and his training and practice reflect this belief. After graduating with distinction as a chartered physiotherapist (MCSP), Sudhir turned to acupuncture and ergonomics. He is a registered member of ACPOHE and regularly provides workstation assessments to keep the office warriors healthy at work. He now gives lectures and training in acupuncture to other physiotherapists, and sits on the review team for the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists' journal (in addition to publishing a few research papers himself!). Sudhir is a believer in the re-education of healthy movement patterns. Sudhir is a believer in the re-education of correct movement patterns: “Clients ask me to fix their bodies – in most cases, their bodies are in fine working order, but they’re not using their bodies correctly. I tell them to think of their body as their car. They don’t need a mechanic, they need driving lessons.” – Sudhir Daya. Sudhir appreciates the mind-body interaction, and with extensive knowledge and experience in the physical aspect of health, Sudhir decided to supplement his training in the mental aspect of health. He is a qualified transformational life coach ( ICF accredited) and clinical hypnotherapist, which he has found to be two missing pieces of the puzzle in helping clients get to the cause of their physical symptoms, as well as curbing unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns.
Anna GRABNER, VOICE MOVEMENT THERAPIST
Anna teachers voice movement therapy on Eleonora’s teacher trainings in Lisbon. On leaving her Austrian roots behind after nearly three decades, Anna moved closer to the ocean, to Portugal, in 2011. With a passion for music (voice, piano, songwriting) and a background as a practicing psychologist, she was drawn to the idea of linking the two fields and found an inspiring match in voice movement therapy (VMT). Eager to learn more about this body oriented voice work, she travelled to South Africa in 2012, where she completed the VMT foundation training in 2013. As a registered voice movement therapy practitioner (VMTR), Anna has found that the playful nature of VMT encourages people to unfold their personal stories in guided voice movement journeys. You can read more about Anna’s work on www.yourvoicemoves.com.
Katrin Heuser, yoga teacher and advanced practitioner of thai yoga massage
Katrin is the co-director of the Little Yoga Space in Lisbon where Eleonora hosts her 200-hr yoga teacher training. She guest teaches thai yoga massage on the training and relates the practice to hands-on-adjustments in yoga and mindful touch. Kat is trained as an advanced practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage. Her main teachers are Ralf Marzen of the Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage and David Lutt of the Lulyani School of Thai Massage and Osteothai. She started her own Thai Massage school, Hadadi School of Thai Yoga Massage and runs yearly trainings in thai massage. Katrin also has a strong background in yoga and completed the 500h Level 4 NVQ Diploma Course with the British Wheel of Yoga. Her main influence comes from Scaravelli inspired teachers such as Fairlie Gibson, Marc Wooldford, Peter Blackaby, Gary Carter, Bill Wood and Sophy Hoare.